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The Constellation
Leo

The Constellation LeoThe astrological symbol for the constellation of Leo is said to represent the head and mane of the lion.

Leo’s brightest star has long been associated with things strong, mighty, and regal. The Greeks gave it the name Basiliskos, which means, “little king.” In the 15th century, it was given it’s current name, “Regulus”, which also means “little king” in Latin. Regulus is also referred to as the “heart” of the constellation.

Leo History

The stars that make up the constellation of Leo were recognized by the ancient civilizations. The Sumerians, Babylonians, Persians, Syrians, Greeks and the Romans all revered Leo the Lion.

Ancient astrologers said the The Sun was the hottest and in all its glory, while in Leo. The fact that the lions came to cool themselves at the banks of the Nile in the summer, caused the people of that time connected them with the constellation.

Leo Mythology

Zodiac Sign of LeoThe Romans connected this constellation to the god of wine, Bacchus, as he often dressed in the skins of lions.

The Greeks claimed the Nemean lion was a mythological lion who fell to earth and plundered the countryside around Corinth until it was slain by Heracles a.k.a. Hercules. Zeus honored the Lion by raising it to the heavens.

The constellation Leo is also represented by the Lion of Judah, symbol of the Israeli tribe of Judah, and the Lion on the British Coat of Arms.

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